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Burnout And Other Stories, Newell Roche Apr 2005

Burnout And Other Stories, Newell Roche

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

“Hey, Jake,” Maria called as she approached the back porch. “You 'sleep?” “Yep,” replied Jake gruffly, as he stroked the fat orange cat that lay curled on his lap. “Mind if I sit?” she asked. “Sit wherever you want; you own the place,” Jake responded flatly. “But I ain’t got another chair.” Maria’s dad owned the house Jake was renting, so he felt obligated to refrain from telling her to leave whenever she showed up, but he didn’t care for her very much. She was actually pretty attractive; they had even dated once in high school. Her ...